St. Louis officials study 2 possible heat deaths

Monday, July 2, 2012 | 12:25 p.m. CDT; updated 6:29 p.m. CDT, Monday, July 2, 2012

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis medical examiner has scheduled autopsies to determine if temperatures contributed to the deaths of two elderly St. Louis residents over the weekend.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that one of the possible heat death victims is an 80-year-old St. Louis man whose body was found in his home Saturday.

On the other side of the state, the Kansas City Health Department announced Friday that the number of deaths the Jackson County Medical Examiner is investigating as possibly heat-related has grown to three.

The deaths involve men born in 1952 and 1943, and a boy born last year. The department wouldn't comment further. But police in suburban Lee's Summit announced previously that a 13-month-old died in May after being left in a hot car.


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